Relationship expectations

Discussion in 'Culture' started by impish, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Zeisig

    Zeisig Well-Known Member

    Marian is very unusual first name for a Czech guy. Nearly all Marians in our country are either Slovaks or Gypsies. And these nations are different from Czechs, with different generalized character. Is he really Czech? If not, this debate has no sense.
  2. impish

    impish Active Member

    What's wrong with you? You forgot meat, potatoes and hockey. :)
  3. impish

    impish Active Member

    He certainly seems to think so :) I just spent a weekend with Marian, two Czech guys and two Slovaks. The back and forth Czech vs. Slovak jokes seemed to be one of the more popular ways of passing the time.

    At least in either Czech or Slovak Marian is still a man's name. :)
  4. impish

    impish Active Member


    I've heard what my boyfriend has to say about gypsies....

    Play nice :?
  5. mdusin

    mdusin Member

    It is plain rude and inconsiderate to leave you at home on your birthday. Treating your birthday kind of too casually is a matter of personal choice and being late with a present is not unusual in CZ. However, going to a party like that is a red flag and you wondering about his expectations is a red flag.... in a a summary: enjoy your exploration of our czech man's psyche and do not get hurt!
  6. Ani

    Ani Well-Known Member

    This is an aside and not really related to the topic as such, but is it just my feeling that Name days are more of a cause for celebration in the CR than birthdays?
  7. Sigma

    Sigma Well-Known Member

    Probably depends on the individual, but I was told that birthdays are celebrated more then name days.
  8. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    It's really depends. In our family are considered equal.
  9. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

    I agree - it depends. As I was born on a leap day, I celebrate my name days much more often than my birthdays! :wink:
  10. impish

    impish Active Member

    How does one find out someone's name day?
  11. impish

    impish Active Member

    How does one find out someone's name day?
  12. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

  13. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

    The most common first names are assigned to the individual days of the year in Czech calendars.
  14. impish

    impish Active Member

    If I married my boyfriend here in the states I wouldn't be able to change the end of his name from "avy" to "ova", and my first name is Robin. I guess I was meant to be a Czech man. :roll:
  15. impish

    impish Active Member

    Maybe since his name is Marian (a girl's name) and my name is Robin (a man's name) he should cook, clean, raise babies and work full time while I play hockey!

    Nevermind. I just realized I would still have to have the babies. Yuck. :shock:
  16. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    You wouldn't want it anyway. I married my husband in Czech and I had Dzurisova for a while and I changed it to Dzuris because it was annoying to have a different name than him in the States. Maybe someday if we move to CR I will go by Dzurisova.
  17. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    The suffix "-ová" is used to create female form of male surname originated in substantive.
    I'm not sure it's your case. Name ending on "avý" is probably substantivized adjective. Then the female form ends on "avá".

    I agree with dzurisovak, in the States it's better to use identical form. And in the CR you can use both (officially only one but nobody cares about).
  18. impish

    impish Active Member

    If I ever have to make that decision I'll be sure to post.

    He taught me how to make dumplings last night so who knows?
  19. silverkinguk

    silverkinguk Well-Known Member

    He taught you to make dumplings so you can cook instead of him

  20. impish

    impish Active Member

    I know!

    We're moving in together on the 17th and I think he's trying to train me for his picture of our life together. Gulp.... :shock:

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